Sam Graves

Audio: Congressman Sam Graves visits Trenton, discusses deficit and stimulus legislation

Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves came to Trenton on Monday afternoon to visit with representatives of the regional planning commissions and councils of government. Five areas of northern Missouri were represented at the meeting held at 1104 Main. Graves, a Republican, discussed various issues of a national and regional level including the federal CARES Act […]

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

Audio: Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves focusing on flooding and levees

A congressman who represents north Missouri on Capitol Hill warns that northwest Missouri is still suffering from flooding and that there’s a lot of damage to infrastructure. U.S. Rep. Sam Graves traveled from his Atchison County farm to Jefferson City this week to file for re-election to his 11th term. Graves is the longest-serving Republican […]

Josh Hawley

Senator Josh Hawley inquires of FEMA about preparations for upcoming flood season

United States Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri has sent letters to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to ask what is being done to prepare for the upcoming flood season. Hawley asks questions involving transparency in FEMA’s Individual Assistance program, the Corps’s preparations for existing levee breaches, and plans to improve […]

Flood Recovery

Congressional hearing focuses on flood recovery efforts in north Missouri

The House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management hosted a hearing on federal recovery efforts from recent disasters.  During the hearing, House Transportation Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (MO-06) focused on flood recovery efforts across North Missouri, specifically the difficulties facing some Northwest Missouri residents due to an issue with the dates […]

Flooding in northwest Missouri

Disaster aid package that includes resources for Missouri farms and communities passed by Senate

A disaster aid package that includes much-needed resources for Missouri farms and communities impacted by flooding passed the Senate by a vote of 85 to 8. “The flooding in our state has been completely devastating in some areas – from destroyed homes to lost crops to damaged infrastructure,” said Blunt. “Relief is finally one step […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson requests Army Corps of Engineers manage Missouri River for flood control, navigation

Governor Mike Parson has submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  The committee field hearing in Glenwood, Iowa, will focus on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers river management following devastating flooding in the region. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley will participate. Witnesses will include officials from the Army Corps as well […]

Sam Graves

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves introduces Bill to remove fish and wildlife from Missouri River priorities

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves introduced a bill this week to remove fish and wildlife as an authorized purpose for management of the Missouri River and make flood control the highest priority. “Time and again, we continue to see fish and birds take precedence over people and property when it comes to managing the Missouri River,” […]

Flooding in northwest Missouri

Hegeman and Luetkemeyer demand reform from Army Corps of Engineers

In the wake of flooding, Republican State Senators Dan Hegeman of Cosby and Tony Luetkemeyer of Parkville filed Missouri Senate Concurrent Resolution 24 this week urging the United States Army Corps of Engineers to reprioritize flood control in the management of the Missouri River. The Corps of Engineers changed the Missouri River Master Manual in […]

Flooding in northwest Missouri

Audio: Missouri Congressman Graves says “flooding worse than in 1993”

Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves is concerned about long-range effects of flooding underway in his region. Many people are comparing this disaster to the epic 2011 Missouri River flooding. The Tarkio Republican says this event is worse than the flood of 1993.     The Republican from northwest Missouri’s Tarkio tells affiliate KMA in Shenandoah, […]